Palermo’s Pizza – Fight Over Immigrant Firings during unionizing drive

August 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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 By and STEVEN YACCINO   July 27, 2012    NYT

MILWAUKEE — On May 27, about 150 workers from Palermo’s Pizza factory here, representing three-fourths of its production workers, met to sign a petition saying they wanted to unionize. They say they gave the petition to management two days later.

Around the same time, Palermo’s delivered letters to 89 immigrant workers, asking them to provide documentation verifying that they had the right to work in the United States. Ten days later, almost all of them were fired.      Read more